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Letters A/H1N1 flu

HPA advice on antipyretics contradicts NICE guideline

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3050
  1. Gina Johnson, general practitioner1
  1. 1National Minor Illness Centre, Luton LU2 7HR
  1. johgina{at}

    Julius Wagner-Jauregg won the Nobel prize in 1927 for developing an effective treatment for syphilis which entailed deliberately infecting patients with malaria. This research suggests that fever may be a beneficial response to infection. The 2007 guideline from …

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